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Upcoming men’s health exercise program – Seeking Participants!

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About the study

Physical activity is well known to improve health (physical, mental and social) when performed regularly. However, Australian men aged 35 to 54 years are not achieving sufficient levels and currently fall short on a number of health outcomes. Because of this, we are investigating the impact of a two different group-based exercise programs on the health and physical activity levels of men aged 35 to 54 years. One of these programs is focused around team-sport while the other group-circuit exercise

What you are required to do

  • Take part in a twelve-week exercise program (either modified Australian Football or circuit-based training) consisting of two one-hour exercise sessions per week at the UniSA Mawson Lakes campus
  • Attend two 20-minute sessions to collect a finger-tip blood sample at either the UniSA City East (North Terrace) or Mawson Lakes campus
  • Complete a series of questionnaires and wear a wrist-worn physical activity monitor on three separate occasions each for 7-days

Eligibility Requirements

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • Male
  • 35 – 54 years of age
  • Engaging in < 150 mins of moderate intensity or < 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise on average per week over the past 6 months
  • Assessed as safe to engage in the exercise program based on the online participant questionnaire
  • Not suffering from a medical condition or injury that restricts you from exercising
  • Not currently participating in a team-sport

Benefits

  • Participants will be provided with 24 exercise sessions at no charge
  • Participants will be provided with a copy of their health results at the completion of the program if they desire

Contact details for more information or to register your interest

If you would like more information and/or would like to express your interest in participating please follow the following link https://redcap.link/menshealth or contact us: email: unisa.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au ph: 8302 1365

Ethics Approval Granted by the University of South Australia Ethics Protocol 203274